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Audit Manager (Cambridge)

Date: Sep 10, 2021

Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Roles and Responsibilities

Manage and deliver audit engagements from planning through to completion. The role will require proficiency in IFRS, UK GAAP and US GAAP (not essential). You will have your own portfolio of clients with responsibility for agreeing audit timetables, briefing the audit team, including other specialists, monitoring budgets and supervising the KPMG audit process.

To manage engagements, overseeing in-charge and audit assistants work ensuring compliance with client, statutory and KPMG Audit Methodology requirements, appreciating relevant internal and external market factors, ensuring the effective and timely delivery of engagements
Oversee and direct the budgeting, planning, co-ordination and control of engagements in accordance with client, statutory, KPMG Audit Methodology and business requirements to ensure effective service delivery and maximised recoverability
Direct, coach and mentor assistant managers to assist them in the effective delivery of engagements and the direction of their subordinates ensuring cost effective, timely completion and effective service delivery to the required standard on each engagement
Nurture and seek worthwhile relationships with clients, business departments and staff, for the sharing of information and to identify and progress current and future Audit requirements

Qualifications and Skills

Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, organisation and evaluative skills.
Knowledge and experience of auditing and experience of systems/controls testing as well as substantive auditing, including consolidations, group audit, review of statutory accounts and disclosures
Proven research skills e.g. information seeking and knowledge sharing, understanding and interpreting information/applying knowledge
Sound working knowledge of IFRS, UK GAAP and US GAAP.

Experience and Background

Time and Exam Qualified Accountant - ACA, ACCA or equivalent
Significant and recent experience as an Audit Manager in an external audit capacity, working with large, complex clients from a variety of corporate industry sectors
Current accounting and financial reporting standards including IFRS and GAAP standards. IT literacy with sound knowledge and experience of Excel/Word
Strong communication and inter-personal skills, both verbal and written.
Able to demonstrate strong business development acumen


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